Produced: from 1996 to 2003
S3 - From 1999 till 2003 sport version called S3 was available on the market. It was only 3-doors hatchback body model. On-demand four-wheel drive system was used. Maximum engine power was 280 N·m (210 ft·lbf) of torque. Facelifted in 2000.
In 2000 new headlights and rear light clusters were introduced as well as some cosmetic changes inside of the car were done. The same year six-speed manual gearbox was launched.
It is a compact car made originally as 3-door hatchback. Both front- and four-wheel drive models were available. This model of Audi use five valves per cylinder in its lineup. In 1999 some more powerful engine models were introduced as well as 5-door body style.